English Language Learning
The Division of English Language Learning (DELL) of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides various professional development resources related ELLs to meet the needs of districts, schools, and educators serving ELLs in the State of Illinois.
Professional Development Opportunities At-A-Glance(4/13/15)
FY 16 Annual Bilingual Program Directors’ Meeting - September 16-17, 2015 - Save the Date!
The Division of English Language Learning (DELL) will hold a two-day meeting required for all program directors of TBE/TPI and Title Ill (LIPLEPS/Immigrant Education) programs. The purpose of this annual meeting is to address topics related to the implementation of programs serving English learners and to provide a forum where you can discuss these issues with other directors and experts in the field.
New Leadership Workshop - August 3-4, 2015
DELL is pleased to announce that our annual New Leadership Workshop for EL Administrators will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 3 & 4, 2015 in Bloomington, IL.
DELL will offer a series of presentations and workshops geared to support English Learner Program (EL) Directors and Administrators who are new to their positions or the field of English learners, or have been working with the EL program in the district for a shorter period of time. These presentations will cover aspects of our state rules and requirements, federal legislation, and day-to-day practice with the state.
DELL has received very positive feedback from previous participants about this Institute and how it has been helpful for them in gaining an overview of rules and requirements, administrative procedures related to the EL program, as well as a program models and other considerations related to working with English Learners.
Please contact Anna Szuber (email@example.com) for more information about the workshops and how to register.
(Click here to view archived agendas and presentations)
Webinars and Presentations
ELL 101 Series
The webinars serve as an introduction for ELL and general education teachers, administrators, and program directors who are new to ELLs; or as a refresher for more experienced teachers, administrators, or program directors.
Two tutorials are available for ELL administrators: To access the webinar archive, visit the WIDA Download Library at http://www.wida.us/downloadLibrary.aspx. Scroll to the State/District Webinars section in the lower right corner, choose Illinois and click 'Show'. Once you expand that section you will see the following Illinois-specific webinars.
Archived webinars and PowerPoint presentations. NCELA Webinars provide participants from around the country an opportunity to hear expert speakers present research on all aspects of ELL education
Spanish Language Development Webinars
Several webinars are offered focusing on the newly released Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards for PreK - 12 and the PODER™ Spanish language development assessment for Kindergarten.
Preschool and English Learners
- Resources for Supporting Preschool English Language Learners
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Serving English Language Learners in Preschool Programs in Illinois Public School Districts (12/18/14)
Special Education and English Learners
- RtI Guidance Document with ELL Considerations (2012)
- FAQ about Special Education Eligibility and Entitlement within the RtI Framework - Coming Soon!
- Serving English Language Learners with Disabilities—A Manual for Illinois Educators (2002)
Student Registration and Enrollment
- Section 228.27 Plan for Language Support Services
- Form for submitting Plan under Section 228.27
- Attachment 1 to Plan under Section 228.27
New English Language Proficiency Criteria, Released June 2013